thephotobox

thephotobox

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL2FOrx41N0

Interesting lecture on copyright. If you took the fashion model and applied it to photography, anyone could make their own version of any photo from scratch.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 19:34 UTC as 69th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)
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ispress: I'm starting to come around to Nikon's approach with the 1-series. Many of their engineering choices make senses as a complete package, and the price on the V1 really isn't bad considering it incorporates an EVF. The glass seems sharp and the design is very attractive. Plus the IQ belies the sensor size. However, the lack of customization and Nikon's decision to bury much of the camera's functionality strike me as poor choices. Particularly with the V1, why not offer the user more control? Makes no sense to me, and mars an otherwise intriguing camera.

I've been researching the consumer electronic market for a little while and it seems there is a section of the market, namely the one Nikon is after, that is turned off by buttons and options. It intimidates them. Even though you could tell them to ignore them and just use the auto mode, it becomes an obstacle. If you want to sell to those who want the camera to do all the work, present a camera that does that. If you add in more buttons it becomes intimidating (especially when they hit a button by accident). Even burying options in the menu can be an issue if the user ends up in a menu and can't figure out what does what. I haven't used the J1 or V1 or even read the article yet, but my guess is that they wanted a camera that was strong technically, but simple for the user ( a la iPhone). Before doing all my research though, I would tend to ask the same question.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (228 comments in total)
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thephotobox: I think the samples look good. I also think Nikon was smart to go with this sensor size. Like they said, this camera is for p&s users. Take my parents for example, they have a DSLR, but they never use it because it's too big. When traveling they want somehting small. And while the body of something like the E-PM1 is tiny, the sensor size still calls for a larger lens. Even more so for the NEX. The Nikon J1's smaller sensor allows for a smaller lens, and that makes a difference. Even from the V1 to the J1, drop the EVF and it's that much more appealing to carry around. People who care about large sensor size have a lot of choices out there. There's no shortage of options. But people who want portability with good results can make use of this camera. Same for FujiX10, decent quality with portability. Let's not forget that the iPhone is the most used camera on flickr.

When Samsung can fit an on board flash into the same size body it might be an option, but adding a flash onto a hot shoe is added bulk. Granted, the flash on the J1 isn't all that strong, but it's there. I am, however, impressed at the size of NX 20mm-50mm. And I had forgotten about the collapsing Panasonic lens, that's also quite impressive. The GF-3 might be a strong competitor for size vs quality...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 17:42 UTC
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (228 comments in total)

I think the samples look good. I also think Nikon was smart to go with this sensor size. Like they said, this camera is for p&s users. Take my parents for example, they have a DSLR, but they never use it because it's too big. When traveling they want somehting small. And while the body of something like the E-PM1 is tiny, the sensor size still calls for a larger lens. Even more so for the NEX. The Nikon J1's smaller sensor allows for a smaller lens, and that makes a difference. Even from the V1 to the J1, drop the EVF and it's that much more appealing to carry around. People who care about large sensor size have a lot of choices out there. There's no shortage of options. But people who want portability with good results can make use of this camera. Same for FujiX10, decent quality with portability. Let's not forget that the iPhone is the most used camera on flickr.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 15:28 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
On Apple releases Aperture v3.2 article (17 comments in total)

Still waiting for them to fix the RAW conversion for the D3100... I find Lightroom's RAW processing to be much stronger, as well as the sharpening, but the interface is TERRIBLE. I find all adobe programs to have bad UI. After Effects, Premier, Photoshop... If I could just get the "guts" of Lightroom with the UI of Aperture I'd be all set.... just my thought...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2011 at 15:37 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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